Garlicky White Beans

Cooking Time: 2 - 2 1/2 hrs    Servings: 8


  • 5 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 fresh bay leaves 
  • 10 black peppercorns 
  • 1 large sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 lb dried white navy beans, rinsed 
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt 
  • ¼ cup Olive Scene bold Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Put the whole garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, and rosemary in a cheesecloth bag and put them in a large pot along with the beans and salt.
  2. Cover by 4 inches with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until tender, 2 to 2- 1/2 hours.
  4. The beans should be very slightly soupy, so add a bit of water during cooking if they become too dry.
  5. Stir the olive oil into the beans, and adjust the seasonings as needed. (The beans can be made the day before and reheated.)
  6. Serve along side Grilled Butterfly Leg of Lamb.